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Monitor lives its own life ;) Turnes off and on in random moments

My monitor seems to be ok, and as long as it displays stays ok. But when I reboot PC, and there's obviously no signal, when monitor goes black (green light turns to orange - like in Standby), it stays this way. Sometimes for 3 hours, somtimes for 3 days. The Power button does not work at all (orange all the time) Unplugging VGA wires or power does not help. Basically everytime I turn PC on it's 50% chance that it will work, and when you let it get to standby there's 90% chance it will remain black. This is not pain as I use it as a secondary screen, but it's huge inconvenience. I've read somewhere, that it's only a faulty capacitor, but cannot find that post. Please help

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Re: Monitor lives its own life ;) Turnes off and on in...

It sounds like there's a problem in the power supply or inverter section and it's just teetering on the edge of failure. The disruption of the signal is apparently just enough to kick it over the cliff until it's reset. Sooner or later, it'll need some help, like connections, capacitors, output transistors, capacitors, transformers. Those are the most common failures in these. I think you'll see it get worse

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